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Undocumented / DACA Student Scholarships


NWACC strives to provide accessible and affordable education to all students. Whether you are an American citizen, undocumented or a DACA recipient, you are welcome at our college. 

A number of NWACC scholarships do not require applicants to be an American citizen or legal permanent residents. 



Undocumented / DACA students are encouraged to apply for the following scholarships:

DREAMers of NWACC

Application Type: Online
Availability: Main Cycle

  • Must be an undocumented student
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Must be an active member of the DREAMers of NWACC club
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours during the semester(s) in which awarded

Jose Esparza & Associates General Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Main Cycle

  • Must be a first-generation college student
  • Must demonstrate community involvement
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours for the semester(s) in which awarded

LIFE Endowed Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Main Cycle

  • Must be of Hispanic or Latino descent
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Must not be eligible to receive Federal Financial Aid
  • Must have participated in LIFE Program events
  • Must commit to continued participation in the LIFE Program while enrolled at NWACC

LIFE Program Scholarship

Application Type: Paper
Availability: Summer

  • Must be a high school senior
  • Must have a minimum GPA of2.75
  • Must be undocumented
  • Must be enrolled at NWACC for following fall term
  • Must be graduating from an Arkansas High School
  • Must attend the LIFE Summer Program immediately following high school graduation
  • Preference will be given to students graduating from a Benton, Washington, or Carroll county High School

Paul & Becky Hudson Empowerment Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Main Cycle

  • Must be an undocumented student
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Must be a Benton or Washington County High School graduate
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours during semester(s) in which awarded